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The Puffing Billy Inn, Exeter, Devon

The Puffing Billy Inn

4.3
4.3
1150 Reviews
£25 and under
British
The Puffing Billy is located in the beautiful village of Exton on the east side of the Exe estuary.

We offer a dynamic, seasonal menu of locally sourced produce inside a cosy, recently revamped stylish interior. We change our menus regularly and have a daily changing specials board utilising local produce. On Sundays we offer a superb selection of roast dinners.

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2 people

20:30


Booked 6 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01392 877888
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    James Creedy-Pearne
  • Area
    Exeter
  • Cross Street
    Station Road
  • Parking Details
    We have a small car park to the rear, spaces are limited.
  • Public Transit
    Exton train station is a 5 minute walk from us.The bus stop is on Exmouth road and buses run frequently to Exeter & Exmouth. We also have bike racks outside.
  • Additional
    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

What 1,150 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • East Devon

    Great for brunch

  • East Devon

    Child-friendly

  • East Devon

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • East Devon

    Neighbourhood gem

  • East Devon

    Great for fine wines

1,150 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great pub with a variety of settings to eat at. We were in the slightly more formal resteraunt area but it was still relaxed and comfortable. We were a party of 7 but well attended, not rushed but not left waiting. Menu was extensive and catered for everyone and the food was all up to expectations. Highly recommend!

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  2. Frankie

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    An enjoyable meal in a nice village pub. A few items in the menu had sold out but we enjoyed the food and ambience.

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  3. Gordonw

    Cornwall

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Whitebait was really fresh and cooked well, prawn cocktail was well presented though on a plate instead of the normal served dish Tune was cooked to perfection, tuna can be very dry if overcooked this was perfect

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous experience. Food and service spectacular.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Both the welcome and the good were excellent, but having enjoined our starter and main courses, we sat at our table and noone came near us for a further 30 mins. At this point, I went to the desk... paid and left. It was a most disappointing end to our experience.

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  6. Sam24

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent, friendly service and good food. If anything, the food portions were overly generous.

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  7. suep

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Particularly loved the baked figs but all of our party really enjoyed both their starters and main courses. Great wine too! Service is excellent.

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  8. BillS

    Essex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable evening great food would highly recommend.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed our recent meal at the Puffing Billy. This was our first visit to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food and service were great and particularly liked the steak and the very delicious chocolate brownie. We will return.

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  10. Betsy

    Devon

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was cold very disappointing The service was very slow due to the fact there was only one member of front of house staff who was serving at the bar taking orders serving the food and taking the money also he had to serve food outside in the garden There people who came in after us and were served before us We have been many times to the Puffing Billy but will think twice about returning

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FAQs

The Puffing Billy Inn does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat. The Puffing Billy Inn also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01392 877888.

The Puffing Billy Inn is rated 4.3 stars by 1150 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

20:30


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Puffing Billy Inn

Station Road Exton, Exeter, Devon EX3 0PR

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Station Road
  • Area
    Exeter
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    We have a small car park to the rear, spaces are limited.
  • Public Transit
    Exton train station is a 5 minute walk from us.The bus stop is on Exmouth road and buses run frequently to Exeter & Exmouth. We also have bike racks outside.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    James Creedy-Pearne
  • Additional
    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan
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